I Love the 80s in Downtown Rochester

Rochester Posed A "RAD" evening in Downtown Rochester is planned as the best-loved 80’s movie and television characters come to life. Downtown Rochester’s sixth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is I Love the 80s, including timeless favorites such as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Raiders … [Read more...]

Who You Going to Call a Rochester Posed Winner?

Ghostbusters! Downtown Rochester held its fifth annual Rochester Posed event on Thursday, October 5, 2017. During the event twenty participating businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays.  This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was Science Fiction. Attendees were dazzled by a variety of mannequin displays including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Avatar, and Game of Thrones. “Rochester Posed is one of my favorite events said Jenna O’Dell, Events Coordinator of the … [Read more...]

Cinematic Movie Characters Come to Life in Downtown Rochester

Downtown Rochester’s fifth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Science Fiction, including timeless favorites such as Ghost Busters and Star Wars. “This is a must see event that appeals to people of all ages,” said Jenna O'Dell, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development … [Read more...]

Pirates of the Caribbean make the Best Mannequins

Downtown Rochester held its fourth annual Rochester Posed event on Thursday, October 6, 2016. During the event nineteen participating businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was Classic Movies. Attendees were dazzled by a variety of mannequin displays including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Grease, and Forrest Gump. “Rochester Posed is one of my favorite events said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester … [Read more...]

Two Thumbs Up for Rochester Posed

Prepare to step into a cinematic world as your best-loved movie characters come to life. Downtown Rochester’s fourth annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Classic Movies, including timeless favorites such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Forrest Gump. “This is a must see event that appeals to people of … [Read more...]

Once Upon a Time in Downtown Rochester…

Prepare to step into a world of enchantment as your best-loved Fairy Tale characters come to life. Downtown Rochester’s third annual Rochester Posed event is scheduled for Thursday, October 1 from 6 - 8 pm. Participating Downtown Rochester businesses will turn their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed is Fairy Tales, including timeless favorites such as Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel. “This is a must see event that appeals to people of … [Read more...]

Announcing the Winners of Rochester Posed

Downtown Rochester’s second annual Rochester Posed event was held last night, October 2. Participating downtown Rochester businesses turned their storefront windows into live mannequin displays. This year’s theme for Rochester Posed was classic TV of the 60s and 70s. The 2014 Rochester Posed is presented by Lake Trust Credit Union and Downtown Rochester. Downtown Rochester estimates that the event brought about 5,000 people to Downtown Rochester between 5 and 9 p.m. Live mannequins were … [Read more...]

Main Street Oakland County Honors 11 Communities at Gala Celebration

Farmington and its Downtown Development Authority (DDA) took home five honors Friday at the Main Street Oakland County awards celebration at the Royal Oak Music Theater. Downtown development groups from Ferndale, Holly, Pontiac and Rochester each picked up three awards during the event, which honors members of the Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) program for their community development efforts. Other Main Street-member communities recognized Friday were Clawson, Franklin, Highland Township, … [Read more...]

Rochester highlights its pride in State of the City address

The 2014 Rochester State of the City address was an evening of familiar faces, mostly good news, laughs, and a lot of hometown pride. Tom Daldin, host of Detroit Public Television’s popular "Under the Radar Michigan" program, welcomed the crowd gathered at the Royal Park Hotel. Not only is Tom a proud Rochester resident, but also his wife Cathy serves on the Rochester City Council. Tom said even though his work takes him all over the state, he always lets people know he loves coming home … [Read more...]

Wanderlust: A New Shopping Destination

About two weeks ago I noticed changes to a storefront on Main Street. Two of my favorite colors grabbed my eye: gray and teal. Once I saw that, I was excited to see what was going to open up. Then during Rochester Posed last week I noticed the store sign was up and it said “Wanderlust.” It really intrigued me because I wasn't sure what the merchandise would be, so I talked to the store owner, Ally Martin, and got the scoop. Ally is partnering with her mom, Denise, to bring us a great … [Read more...]